by Eugene Lee
“...I was a very poor man. The only thing I had were a couple of sheep,” says the father of eight. When World Vision came to Soracachi 17 years ago, he participated in the organization’s agricultural training program, learning to grow different types of vegetables and receiving supplies to build greenhouses.
“Through the training I received, I took the risk of having a cow, then two, and then I started having a little more. And that began to change things,” he says.
As World Vision helped him meet his family’s practical needs, Lucio’s heart was also open to new ways of thinking.
“In the past it was very different. We would go out drinking, my wife and I, and we would fight with everybody, and everybody would fight with us,” Lucio says. “We would go from strife to strife. And when we became Christians, we became different kind of people. We started thinking about other people and helping other people...”